Community Calendar, Nov. 11-27

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Greater Portland


Friday 11/13

10th Annual Litterbox Auction, 6-9 p.m., benefits The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, a no-kill, all-volunteer adoption center, Ocean Gateway in Portland, tickets at

Tuesday 11/17

Wescustago Youth Chorale scholarship fundraiser, Otto’s Pizza, Main Street, Handy Andy’s in Yarmouth. From 5-9 p.m., a portion of all proceeds will be donated to WYC. Full pizza pies, slices, gift cards and all other sales included.

Wednesday 11/18

Raise the Roof Gala, 6 p.m., benefit dinner and awards ceremony in honor of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s volunteers, families and supporters, Marriott at Sable Oaks 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, tickets $50,

Thursday 11/19

Meditative walk in Chartre-style labyrinth, 4-7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave. Dedicated to Children’s Grief Awareness Day; all donations benefit Center for Grieving Children, 772-7421.

Sunday 11/22

Santa Hustle New England 5K and Half Marathon, start and end at the Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. Half marathon starts at 7 a.m., 5K at 7:15 a.m., entry fee varies,


Tuesday 11/17

“Maine Brook Trout Ponds,” 7 p.m., Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, nationally recognized fly fisherman, fly tyer and author Bob Mallard of Kennebec Outfitters,

Wednesday 11/18

Tellabration 2015, a worldwide celebration of story, 6:30 p.m., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, $10.

Thursday 11/19

Merrill Memorial Library Readers Circle: “The Soloist,” by Mark Salzman,  7 p.m., 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

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Thursday 11/12

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine, quarterly meeting, 5:45 p.m., Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland.
Friday 11/13

Fall into Winter Fashion Show, 1 p.m., casual and elegant fashions for mature women, OceanView, 3 Marion Way, Falmouth, RSVP, 781-4460,

Saturday 11/14

Annual Harvest Fair, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, crafts, jewelry, books, children’s, holiday boutique, breakfast and lunch.

Thursday 11/19

Girl Scouts of Maine Parent Information and Registration, 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 1-888-922-4763,

Maine Women’s network open social, The Westin Hotel, Top of the East Lounge, 157 High St., Portland, network with other professional women, share ideas, and socialize, register ahead at

Friday 11/27

PHS 35th class reunion, 6-11 p.m., Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave., Portland, 239-4297,,

Call for Volunteers

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation needs Nordic skiers as volunteer instructors and guides to individuals with physical disabilities at Pineland Farms Tuesday mornings and all day Thursday. Training is provided,

Puppy Foster Parents Wanted, Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 14-16 months, teach basic skills and socialize puppies,

Red Cross Blood Drives, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 14, Mormon Church, 247 Rt. 115, North Yarmouth; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 18, Bank of America, 5 Industrial Parkway, Falmouth; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 20,  Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 27, The Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Freeport; 1-6 p.m., Nov. 18, Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport;, 1-800-RED CROSS.

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand the organization. ABC believes in empowerment through sailing and action-based activities to relieve depression. Check the website or call 831-4151.

Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties. Volunteers receive formal training. Contact Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week. 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192 ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children, for a few hours each month, 773-5437,

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits. 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat-building festival and youth boat-building classes. 774-0682,

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, ages 16-plus. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

Freeport Community Services needs substitutes in the food pantry and the thrift shop. 865-3985, ext. 206,

Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170,

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children. 888-387-8758.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy-raisers in the Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. Kathleen Hayward,,

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers to help in the shelter three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116.

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life. Commit to one or more hours per month. 854-0505.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for non-literate adults and English-as-a-second-language instruction. 780-1352.

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Alice or Laurie at 878-3285.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations. Call Cars Helping America, 866-949-3668,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286,

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., two-20 hours,

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen needs volunteers for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471,

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award provided. Apply online at; Meredith Eaton 941-2800, ext. 207,


Contra Dance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m. Adults, $10, under 21, $7, children 5-12: $5., 358-9354

Modern Square Dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 17, 24, Freeport Middle School Cafeteria, 19 Kendall Lane, $29 a child; $34 parent/child. Learn a series of easy, modern American square dances.

Dining Out

Saturday 11/14

Lions Club Baked Bean Supper, 5-7:30 p.m., Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, off Two Lights Road in Cape Elizabeth, $8 adults, $4 children.

Saturday 11/21

Roast Chicken Supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, $9 adults, children under 12 half price.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $8/$17 family.


Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. $5/$8/$11. Take out available.



Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435,

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, open to people of all faiths, 772-6898,

Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate! 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Mammograms and pap tests available at no cost for women 40-64, through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.

Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, 653-3319.



All-Recovery support meetings, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County. If you are being hurt by someone you love or know someone who is, contact a trained advocate at: 1-800-537-6066 (24-hour hotline) or an outreach office: Brunswick 721-0199, Bridgton 647-8501, or Portland 874-8512.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,, 775-2132.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136,

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Avenue, Portland,

Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714,

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. and Thursdays 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave., Liz, 899-2733,

International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 508-810-1329.

Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967,

Living with Loss, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Memory Café, 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, free, with onsite childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for people coping with another’s mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sundays, 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.;

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015,

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200,

“Together With Alzheimer’s,” drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth,

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, noon, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.


Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Business Planning Seminar, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, noon to 2:15 p.m., Nov. 12-March 2016. Sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension, course fee $300, 342-5971,

Thursday 11/12

“End of Life Issues, – the Catholic Perspective,” 2:30 p.m.; “Legal Considerations of the Aging Population,” 3:30 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 847-6890.

“Funding Your Business: Available sources of capital,” 6-9 p.m.; “Lean Startup: Move your ideas into action,” 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland,, 772-1147.

Saturday 11/14

Learn to Knit workshop and knitting circle, 1 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Monday 11/16

“Growing Fruit Trees,” St. Mary’s Garden Club with Cooperative Extension specialist, 11 a.m., $5 donation, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Tuesday 11/17

Kathleen Fleury, editor-in-chief of Down East Magazine, 7 p.m., free for members or $5, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.,, 846-6259.

Wednesday  11/18

“The Tides of Change: How Climate Change and Development is Impacting Freeport’s Marine Resources,” 6:30-8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, donations welcome, RSVP 865-4012,

“Emerge from Stigma: Personal Stories of Mental Health Recovery,” 7 p.m., USM’s Wishcamper Center, 44 Bedford St., Portland, followed by facilitated discussion.

“How to Forecast Revenue Growth in Your Business,” 2-5 p.m.; “Digital Marketing Strategy: A simple approach to communications,” 6-8 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland,, 772-1147.

Thursday 11/19

“Did You Know?” facts and trivia about Cumberland, Cumberland Historical Society, 7 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-3757,

“VA Burial Benefits / Military Honors,” South Portland/Cape Elizabeth TRIAD forum, 2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way, Cape Elizabeth, 767-3323, ext. 208.

“Fall Prevention and Home Safety,” 1:30 p.m.; potluck social, 11:30 a.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 847-6890.

Stressors & Solutions For Family Caregivers, 1:30 p.m., speaker Ann O’Sullivan will address challenges of helping family members with dementia, strategies and resources, Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth, RSVP to

“Risky Business: Floods, Fatalities, and Fear,” E2Tech 2015 Annual Meeting & Forum, 7:15 a.m., Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Advance Care Planning Seminar, 1 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route One, Scarborough. Pre-registration required, 396-6549,

Supported Housing for Adults with DD/ID, 6:15 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, RSVP to or 712-0289,

“Ocean’s End: the crisis in the world’s oceans,” author Colin Woodard, 12:30 p.m., Southern Maine Community College, HUB Athletic Center, 119 Fort Road, South Portland.

Friday 11/20

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Bill Yeo will speak about his ascent of Mt. Everest, 865-3363,

Saturday 11/21

“From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen,” cooking series: Savory Pies from Fall and Winter Harvest Vegetables, 10 a.m.; Gifts from the Kitchen, Dec. 19; Maine Bean Suppah, Jan. 16; Make International Local, Feb. 20; and Savor the Sea, March 19. UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth, $40,

Sunday 11/22

“Stories in Stone,” Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 2 p.m., 426 Wolfe Neck Road, Freeport, meet in second parking lot, free with park admission, weather permitting, 865-4465,


Stitch Hive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays (Oct. 28, Nov. 11), Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,



Come Write In, for aspiring writers every Saturday in November for National Novel Writing Month at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Roger Redin, NaNoWriMo municipal liaison, will attend Nov. 7. Register at

Tuesday 11/17

“A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson, Beer and Books, 6 p.m., Brunswick Inn, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Mystery Readers Roundtable, 3 p.m., “Death Dealer,” by Kate Flora, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Young Critics, 5 p.m., ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5 at Topsham Public Library meets every month until May, registration required, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, 725-1727,

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Tuesday 11/17

Bath Garden Club monthly meeting, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath.

Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 5:30 p.m., Joshua’s Tavern, 123 Maine St., Brunswick, speaker is registered Maine Guide and author. Open to the public, 389-2419 or

Merrymeeting NARFE Chapter 1796, 11:15 a.m., Fairground Café, Topsham Fair Mall. “Living Off the Grid,” followed by lunch and business meeting; all active and retired federal employees invited, 353-9649,

Wednesday 11/18

“Water Quality of the Estuary,” Kennebec Estuary Land Trust annual environmental lecture, 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, donation appreciated.


Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick in former Naval base, visitors welcome, 240-2894, Facebook at 2156.toastmastersclubs.

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers

Red Cross Blood Drives, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 17, Southern Maine Community College Brunswick, 12 Sewall St., Orion Hall; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Bank of America, 5 Industrial Parkwa, Brunswick,, 1-800-RED CROSS.


American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307,

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice needs hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740,

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 371-4125 or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home. Contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings, and more, 666-1118,

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335,

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894,

Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays. FMI 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.

Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or

Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney,

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622,

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810,

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384,


Friday 11/13

“Good Ole Fashion Friday Nite Dance” with DJ Ray Siegler, 7-9 p.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St., $5, 443-4937.

Dining Out

Saturday 11/14

Bean, Casserole & Salad Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, United Methodist Church, corner of 320 Church and Raymond roads, Brunswick, 725-2185,

Saturday 11/21

Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., adults $8, children, $4, take-out available, 443-4707.



American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299,

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592,

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group meditation, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451,

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.



Adoption support group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption. Monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Caregiver support group, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.

Celebrate Recovery Bath, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. group meeting, 6 p.m. free refreshments, 12-step Christ-centered program to help deal with hurts, habits and hang-ups. 442-9966,

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick. FMI or sign-up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 207-512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 207-441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 207-442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Baker, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891.

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid-Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers,, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996,

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer, at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.

Walks, Talks/Workshops

My Money Works, free five-week finance classes, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 16 through Dec. 14, Orion Hall at University College, 12 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing. Preregistration required, 386-1664,

Drop-In Tech Support, 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Side Bar – Tech Petting Zoo, variety of eReaders and tablets to explore, Nov. 12-14, call for times, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Saturday 11/14

Love Heals Conference, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Learn more about the realities and ramifications of human trafficking and addressing needs of survivors; registration required at

Harpswell Family Outing: Lost and Found at Curtis Farm Preserve, 10 a.m.- noon, treasure hunt at Route 123 Harpswell preserve,

Tuesday 11/17

“Advances in Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment,” 6:30 p.m., MidCoast Hospital, adjacent to cafeteria, Brunswick, with national leader on prostate cancer, 855-552-7200, ext. 800.

“10 Things to Know About Windows 10,” Small Business Success Seminar,  noon, free, but preregistration required Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road,, 725-1727,

Reading Animal Signs, 6:30 p.m., interactive program with naturalist Mike Windsor, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Wednesday 11/18

“Water Quality of the Estuary,” Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s annual environmental lecture, 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop, 9:30 a.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Suite #3, Brunswick, 373-4000.


Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900.